Skip to comments.Washington, D.C. Favorite Area For Wealthy Young [Highest Percentage:25-34 Year-Olds @ $100,000]
Posted on 09/16/2009 8:38:11 PM PDT by Steelfish
Washington, D.C. Favorite Area For Wealthy Young
By Patricia Reaney Sep 16
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) Washington, D.C. has become the favorite area for wealthy young adults, with the nation's highest percentage of 25-34 year-olds making more than $100,000 a year, according to a new analysis.
Sixteen of the top 50 counties in the United States with the highest share of wealthy young people are in the Washington, D.C. area. Loudoun county, which is part of the Washington metropolitan area, has 10 percent, or 10,327 young adults, making more than six figures -- more than San Francisco and New York in terms of percentage of the population.
"In 1990 you had a lot more concentration of this demographic in the heartland and in Texas, likely driven by the oil economy, and some of the agribusiness," Michael Mancini, of The Nielsen Company, said in a statement.
"But now, there is a densification of young money in major metros." he added. Arlington County, in Virginia near Washington, D.C. captured the second spot, followed by San Francisco, Manhattan and Douglas County, which is situated between Denver and Colorado Springs in Colorado.
Just under 16 percent of households in the United States are headed by people aged 25-34 years old, whose median income is $49,754. Slightly more over than 13 percent in that age group earn more than $100,000 a year, according to Nielsen.
The overall national median income is $51,287. Highest incomes usually correlate to the highest earning years which are 45-54.
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Moving paper around desks in DC and writing laws to impose tyranny.
$100,000 a year is NOT wealth.
wealth - wealthy
Doing what? Producing what? Shuffling bytes and tweaking pixels?
What a great economy. Not.
“Loudoun has a full-fledged service economy. It is home to world headquarters for several Internet-related and high tech companies, including Verizon Business, Telos Corporation, and Orbital Sciences Corporation.”
Especially in DC. You’d probably have to live in a closet with two roommates on $100k.
“have to live in a closet...”
the “wealthy” “youngsters” go to DC precisely so they can come “out of the closet” ......and control the “breeders” in flyover country...
And yet our tax dollars pay for their sidewalks!
To a $30,000 a year journalist, it is. :)
Correct - it is Northern VA - not DC.
Somehow I missed the boat.
Maybe not, but it looks good from this angle.
And they are all strippers.
$100,000 is not wealth? It sure as hell is if you are 25 years old!!!
...and single. I wouldn’t sneeze at it and we’re a family of five.
I’m from Loudoun County, mentioned in the article.
I don’t know what silver spoon you have, but for a single adult, $100,000 most certainly is wealth.
Proud to be one of the jerks that this article is talking about :)
But thats what you get when you work a full time job, went to school at night to get a graduate degree and have a start up business which is finding success :)
*pats himself on the back*
You would have to live under a bridge in Silicon Valley on 100K